Senior News Producer at Hearst Television

Hearst Television, Louisville, KY, USA

The story is yours!

Duration: full time

WLKY has an opening for an experienced, self-employed producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being creative and aggressive with breaking news. This person should work well to deadlines and have the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan clearly. We are looking for an experienced producer with excellent news judgement, flexibility and a positive and dynamic attitude. Applicants should have a proven track record of excellent writing, story selection and aggressive coverage of breaking news. You must be an excellent writer who takes pride in clean scripts with compelling and concise storytelling. You must be able to thrive in an ever-changing information environment. Candidates must work quickly to deadlines and remain calm under pressure. We are looking for a producer who understands the need for teamwork and excellent communications/relationships with on-air personnel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Select, research and write content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers
  • Ability to thrive in a morning, evening or weekend news environment
  • Communicate, coordinate and execute a creative vision with a team of presenters, journalists, meteorologists, photographers, editors and production staff
  • In-person attendance is required

Experience requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of production experience
  • Creative presentation style
  • Must have professional experience in TV news production
  • Experience with ENPS is a plus
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Training and related military experience will be considered.

Qualification requirements:

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple teams and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to summarize information into easy to understand components
  • Creative presentation style and ability to present items/stories in the newscast
  • Journalistic integrity and unwavering ethical standards
  • Must be available for working holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends, and nights, and flexible with a schedule to be available during breaking news


  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred
  • Military training from the Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated production experience will be considered
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional requirements

As part of its ongoing efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against coronavirus prior to the first day of employment as a condition. of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Hearst Television

Each career at Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – there’s a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 21 million US homes. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more .

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies. He has received numerous awards for his distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for Political Journalism, the National Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award, and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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